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Introduction

  • Rudolph A. J. TrouwEmail author
  • Cees W. Passchier
  • Dirk J. Wiersma
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Abstract

It is not our intention to present a thorough theoretical treatment on mylonites and related rocks in this atlas. This can be found in several textbooks (e.g. Shelley 1993; Snoke et al. 1998; Blenkinsop 2000; Vernon 2004; Passchier & Trouw 2005) and in many articles referred to in these books. Especially the excellent photographic atlas by Snoke et al. (1998) gives an extensive overview of current ideas on nomenclature and processes related to fault rocks.

Keywords

Shear Zone Parent Rock Metamorphic Condition Ductile Shear Zone Fault Rock 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolph A. J. Trouw
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cees W. Passchier
    • 2
  • Dirk J. Wiersma
    • 3
  1. 1.Depto. Geologia Ilha do FundaoUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro-RJBrazil
  2. 2.Institut für GeowissenschaftenUniversität MainzMainzGermany
  3. 3.UtrechtThe Netherlands

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